Center for Astrophysics

  • Cambridge, MA
$21.00 hourly
Center for Astrophysics Remote
Jun 01, 2021
Type: LHT (Less than Half Time)≤14hrs/week Duration: 6 months Location: This position is open to all US residents and has the option of being fully remote Salary: $21.00/hr What is the 'Figures in the Sky' Initiative? The Figures in the Sky Initiative is an endeavor by the Wolbach Library to elevate the voices of Black and Indigenous peoples and their astronomical heritage in order to "normalize" their inclusion and undercut white supremacy in astronomy. To this end, the Initiative aims to connect people with resources to help them understand and appreciate different astronomical cultures, as well as meaningfully engage in conversations about how colonialism and racism have been, and continue to be, facets of astronomical pursuits. To begin this important work, our team will focus on presenting and contextualizing asterisms from Native American and Native Hawai’ian traditions, as well as the African diaspora. By focusing on indigenous astronomical traditions, we aim to both...